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Bratiotis Christiana - - 2012
During the past decade, many community task forces have formed to address hoarding problems that come to public attention. Such task forces provide a societal-level intervention to assist people with the most severe cases of hoarding, who do not voluntarily seek or want help for their hoarding behaviour. This qualitative ...
Saini Nk - - 2012
To evaluate the antihyperglycemic activity of Tecomaria capensis (T. capensis) Thunb. (Bignoniaceae) methanolic leaves extract (TCLE) using blood glucose level in normal fasted rats, glucose tolerance test and alloxan induced hyperglycemia models. TCLE (100, 300, 1 000 and 2 000 mg/kg body wt.) was given to rats orally to observe ...
Kumar Sunil - - 2012
Cysticercosis is a common tropical disease. Disseminated form is one of the uncommon manifestations and a rare complication of this disease. We report an immunocompetent patient with disseminated cysticercosis who had involvement of the brain and skeletal muscles giving rise to Herculean appearance.
Karesh William B - - 2012
More than 60% of human infectious diseases are caused by pathogens shared with wild or domestic animals. Zoonotic disease organisms include those that are endemic in human populations or enzootic in animal populations with frequent cross-species transmission to people. Some of these diseases have only emerged recently. Together, these organisms ...
Riumkin Konstantin E - - 2012
The first bismuth-doped superfluorescent fiber source (SFS) operating at 1.44 μm was developed. An SFS maximum output power in the double-pass backward configuration reached 82 mW with a fairly high efficiency of 31% at a pump wavelength of 1310 nm. The output spectrum is close to Gaussian shape with FWHM of ∼25  nm.
Muys Peter - - 2012
The volume plasmon is traditionally defined as a one-dimensional collective oscillation of the free-charge carriers in a metallic volume. Here, we use an alternative approach with the geometry of a lossy Fabry-Perot cavity in a metallic slab. The field equations now show singularities at the plasma resonance, but these can ...
Kavussanu Maria - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of moral identity on physiological responses to affective pictures, namely, the startle blink reflex and pain-related evoked potential. Male (n = 48) and female (n = 46) athletes participating in contact team sports were randomly assigned to either a moral ...
Fyrmpas Georgios - - 2012
To investigate whether reported vertigo during the Epley maneuver predicts therapeutic success in patients with benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo of the posterior semicircular canal (pc-BPPV). Fifty consecutive adult patients with pc-BPPV, based on a positive Dix-Hallpike test (DHT), were treated with the Epley maneuver and retested after 2 days. Patients were ...
Zitka Ondrej - - 2012
Oxidative stress causes profound alterations of various biological structures, including cellular membranes, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids, and it is involved in numerous malignancies. Reduced glutathione (GSH) is considered to be one of the most important scavengers of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and its ratio with oxidised glutathione (GSSG) may ...
Lapointe Isabelle - - 2012
Delayed graft function (DGF) has a negative impact on graft survival in donation after brain death (DBD) but not for donation after cardiac death (DCD) kidneys. However, older donor age is associated with graft loss in DCD transplants. We sought to examine the interaction between donor age and DGF in ...
Hunt Kenneth John - - 2012
Many procedures have been described for surgical treatment of symptomatic hallux rigidus. Dorsal cheilectomy of the metatarsophalangeal joint combined with a dorsal-based closing wedge osteotomy of the proximal phalanx (i.e., Moberg procedure) has been described as an effective procedure. For patients with hallux rigidus and clinically significant hallux valgus interphalangeus, ...
Corte-Real Nuno Manuel - - 2012
Tenosynovitis of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon is a condition typically found in ballet dancers and sometimes in soccer players and is related to chronic overuse. A traumatic cause for this situation, such as an ankle sprain, is considered rare. In case of failure of conservative treatment, the tendon ...
Jalili Mohammad - - 2012
Laboratory turnaround time (TAT) is an important determinant of patient stay and quality of care. Our objective is to evaluate laboratory TAT in our emergency department (ED) and to generate a simple model for identifying the primary causes for delay. We measured TATs of hemoglobin, potassium, and prothrombin time tests ...
Kingman Albert - - 2012
Bisphenol A (BPA) and other related chemical compounds may be components used in the manufacturing process of resin-based composite dental restorative material. The purpose of the authors' study was to assess salivary and urinary concentrations of BPA and other compounds before and after placement of resin-based composite dental restorations. The ...
Okawachi Yoshitomo - - 2012
We demonstrate asynchronous, single-shot characterization of an ultrafast, high-repetition-rate pulse source using a time-lens-based temporal magnifier. We measure a 225 GHz repetition-rate pulse train from a microresonator-based frequency comb. In addition, we show that such a system can be used as a frequency compressor for real-time, high-speed RF spectral characterization.
Mueller Thomas - - 2012
According to a proposed concept of a gastrointestinal-renal natriuretic signaling axis, natriuretic peptides are released from the intestine into the circulation in response to oral salt intake and act on the kidneys as hormones to increase sodium excretion. The peptides guanylin and uroguanylin and their precursors proguanylin and prouroguanylin, respectively, ...
Okubo Tetsuyuki - - 2012
A 65-year-old male was referred to our department because of an abnormal shadow on chest X-ray. He had been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for 10 years. He had been treated with tumor necrosis factor antagonist(etanercept)for the past 3 years and 6 months. Computed tomography of the chest revealed an irregular ...
Fontanilla I K C - - 2012
The 5' end of the small subunit ribosomal RNA gene was used to determine whether 3rd larval stage Angiostrongylus cantonensis are present in populations of the giant African land snail Achatina fulica from French Polynesia. Two populations, one from Moaroa Valley, Tahiti (n=5) and the other from Haapiti Valley, Moorea ...
Lillienberg Linnéa - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: In a large population-based study among adults in northern Europe the relation between occupational exposure and new-onset asthma was studied. METHODS: The study comprised 13 284 subjects born between 1945 and 1973, who answered a questionnaire 1989-1992 and again 1999-2001. Asthma was defined as 'Asthma diagnosed by a physician' ...
Song Jae Eun - - 2012
The S2 glycoprotein and membrane (M) protein genes and S1 glycoprotein and nucleocapsid (N) genes of 11 Korean infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) isolates were amplified by RT-PCR, cloned, and sequenced. The resultant nucleotide sequences were compared with the published sequences for non-Korean IBV strains. Korean IBV isolates formed two independent ...
Mon Sann Yu - - 2012
Prolactin has been proposed as a potent coactivator of platelet aggregation, possibly contributing to thromboembolic events. The objective of the study was to evaluate the relationship between prolactinoma and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Subjects were identified from a prospectively maintained pituitary database at ...
Shimansky Yury P - - 2012
A quantitative model of optimal coordination between hand transport and grip aperture has been derived in our previous studies of reach-to-grasp movements without utilizing explicit knowledge of the optimality criterion or motor plant dynamics. The model's utility for experimental data analysis has been demonstrated. Here we show how to generalize ...
Ohta Hiroyoshi - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To assess the long-term safety and efficacy of pregabalin for the treatment of Japanese patients with fibromyalgia (FM). METHODS: This 53-week, open-label extension study was conducted at 20 study sites in Japan in patients with FM who had completed a preceding 16-week, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. Patients received pregabalin, starting ...
Yamakoshi Hiroyuki - - 2012
Alkyne has a unique Raman band that does not overlap with Raman scattering from any endogenous molecule in live cells. Here, we show that alkyne-tag Raman imaging (ATRI) is a promising approach for visualizing non-immobilized small molecules in live cells. An examination of structure-Raman shift/intensity relationships revealed that alkynes conjugated ...
Mazzotti Eva - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Patients' care has been associated with a high burden of psychological symptoms in caregivers. This study identifies characteristics associated with mood disorders in caregivers of cancer patients. METHODS: One hundred fifty-two caregivers, aged 24-78 years (average age 51; 60 % females), of cancer patients completed Family Strain Questionnaire (FSQ), Hospital Anxiety ...
James Stacy H - - 2012
Drugs that work on the hematologic system play an important role in helping to limit the morbidity and mortality that can be associated with an acute coronary syndrome. The pharmacology of the fibrinolytic agents, thrombin inhibitors, and antiplatelet agents is described. A case study of a woman having an ST-segment ...
Taylor Simon - - 2012
Developments in European Union law have created rules favourable to cross-border patient movement. However, where national laws on patient rights differ, this may limit movement by creating confusion for patients and by reducing their confidence in seeking treatment abroad. This article examines the extent to which English and French law ...
Dhukaram Vivekanandan - - 2012
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) aims to improve cosmesis and minimize soft tissue disruption by using small skin incisions. When using MIS in the forefoot, there is concern about iatrogenic neurovascular and tendon damage. The aim of this anatomical study was to assess the risk of iatrogenic injury while performing MIS ...
Ferrari Raphael - - 2012
The authors conducted an in vitro study to investigate the influence of several internal bleaching regimens on the composite-to-composite shear bond strength of a dental core buildup material. The authors fabricated 72 specimens from a resin-based composite core buildup and assigned them randomly to six groups (four experimental and two ...
Nayak Rohit - - 2012
We address the reconstruction problem in frequency-domain optical-coherence tomography (FDOCT) from undersampled measurements within the framework of compressed sensing (CS). Specifically, we propose optimal sparsifying bases for accurate reconstruction by analyzing the backscattered signal model. Although one might expect Fourier bases to be optimal for the FDOCT reconstruction problem, it ...
Yu Xiao - - 2012
A novel method is proposed for simulating free-space diffraction propagation. This method is an improvement of the angular spectrum (AS) method and the band-limited angular spectrum (BLAS) method. Due to the sampling problem about the transfer function, AS is not suited for the long-distance propagation. For BLAS, the calculation accuracy ...
Amilah W A W - - 2012
Clinical utilization of carbapenems remains under threat with the emergence of acquired carbapenemase-producing bacteria, particularly metallo-β-lactamases (MBL). Rapid detection of MBL-producing Gram-negative bacilli is essential to prevent their widespread dissemination. However, no standardized detection method is available for routine laboratory use. The purpose of the study was to evaluate a ...
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The BVA realises that members sometimes face challenges in developing their veterinary careers. In order to support them at such times the Association has teamed up with C2 Careers to launch the BVA Careers Service, providing members with a range of individual career coaching options at highly discounted rates.
Xu Bin - - 2012
Overexposure to methylmercury (MeHg) has been known to induce neurotoxicity. The objective of this study is to explore mechanisms that contribute to MeHg-induced nerve cell apoptosis focusing on the alteration of intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis and expression of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) subunits in rat cerebral cortex and whether MK801, a non-competitive ...
Simmering Vanessa R - - 2012
Numerous studies have established that visual working memory has a limited capacity, and that capacity increases during childhood. However, debate continues over the source of capacity limits and its developmental increase. Simmering (2008) adapted a computational model of spatial cognitive development, the Dynamic Field Theory, to explain not only the ...
Grundl Daniel - - 2012
Using modeling and simulation, we quantify the influence of spatiotemporal dynamics on the accuracy of data obtained from sensors placed in microscaled reaction volumes. The model refers to cellular reaction (i.e. proton extrusion and oxygen consumption) in complex, buffering solutions. Whole cells or viable tissues cultured in such devices are ...
Lund Hanne - - 2012
The applicability of a mass spectrometry (MS)-based method for determination of various forms of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in doping analysis was demonstrated. A clinical study involving the hCG-containing pharmaceuticals Pregnyl and Ovitrelle was carried out, comprising a single injection of one pharmaceutical per participant to a total of 24 ...
Zhang Tao - - 2012
A chemokine-like factor 1 (CKLF1) is a recently discovered chemokine with broad-spectrum biological functions in inflammation and autoimmune diseases. C19 as a CKLF1's C-terminal peptide has been reported to exert inhibitory effects in a variety of diseases. However, the roles of CKLF1 and C19 on vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) ...
Bast F - - 2012
Osteonecrosis of the mandible is a well-known and dreaded complication after the administration of bisphosphonates. Only a few cases of bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the external ear canal have been described. Especially after long-lasting bisphosphonate therapy, for example in patients with multiple myeloma, an ulceration of the floor of the bony ...
Wolff Jason J - - 2012
How does the behavioral expression of autism in fragile X syndrome (FXS + Aut) compare with idiopathic autism (iAut)? Although social impairments and restricted, repetitive behaviors are common to these variants of autism, closer examination of these symptom domains may reveal meaningful similarities and differences. To this end, the specific behaviors comprising ...
Kapusta Livia - - 2012
Data on myocardial deformation during the internationally widely used second-trimester screening are scarce and confusing. Reference values of time to peak strain are missing. The aims of this study were to assess reference values derived from two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography for global and regional longitudinal right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular ...
Ning Song-Yi - - 2012
To investigate the effects of Liangxuehuayu Recipe on hemorheology in rats with blood stasis syndrome induced by mutifactor stimuli. SD rats were divided into control, model, Liangxuehuayu Recipe (high, middle and low dose, 18, 9, 4.5 g/kg accordingly). Except the control group, blood stasis model was established in the rest ...
Guo Zi-Yi - - 2012
To evaluate the anatomical characteristics and patterns of neurovascular compression in patients suffering trigeminal neuralgia, using 3D high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging methods and fusion technologies. The analysis of the anatomy of the facial nerve, brain stem and the vascular structures related to this nerve was made in 100 consecutive patients ...
Lousteau Joris - - 2012
We report on the fabrication and optical assessment of an all-solid tellurite-glass photonic bandgap fiber. The manufacturing process via a preform drawing approach and the fiber characterization procedures are described and discussed. The fiber exhibits some minor morphological deformations that do not prevent the observation of optical confinement within the ...
Mohammadi A - - 2012
Bluetongue virus (BTV) is a member of the genus Orbivirus in the family Reoviridae which is transmitted by insects and could cause considerable damages in sheep and goat flocks, such as mortality, decreased production and fertility, medical costs and commercial limits for flocks and their biologic production. As no study ...
Tsai Jinn-Tsong - - 2012
PURPOSE: The goal was to develop models for predicting long-term quality of life (QOL) after breast cancer surgery. METHODS: Data were obtained from 203 breast cancer patients who completed the SF-36 health survey before and 2 years after surgery. Two of the models used to predict QOL after surgery were artificial ...
Bhowmik B - - 2012
AIMS: To evaluate HbA(1c) as a tool for the diagnosis of diabetes and pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance and/or impaired fasting glucose) and to identify the optimal cut-off values suitable for a Bangladeshi population. METHODS: In this cross-sectional survey in a rural community, 2293 randomly selected individuals aged ≥ 20 years without prior ...
Patel Dhaval - - 2012
Plants detect the presence of neighbouring vegetation through monitoring changes in the ratio of red (R) to far-red (FR) wavelengths (R:FR) in ambient light. Reductions in R:FR are perceived by the phytochrome family of plant photoreceptors and initiate a suite of developmental responses termed the shade avoidance syndrome. These include ...
Albrecht Martin - - 2013
Transient episodes of ischemia in a remote organ (remote ischemic preconditioning, RIPC) bears the potential to attenuate myocardial injury, but the underlying mechanisms are only poorly understood. In the pilot experimental study presented we investigated cellular and molecular effects of RIPC in heart tissue of cardiosurgical patients with cardiopulmonary bypass ...
Gerstner A O H - - 2012
Hyperspectral imaging has been proven to be useful in remote earth sensing, e.g., satellite-based classification of vegetation. After modifying it for in vivo evaluation of the larynx using microscopy, we show its adoption for endoscopes. In addition to routine microlaryngoscopies under white light inspection, the laryngoscopy was also performed with ...
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