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Brilhante R S N - - 2012
This study evaluated the in vitro interaction between ciprofloxacin (CIP) and classical antifungals against Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum in mycelial (n = 16) and yeast-like forms (n = 9) and Coccidioides posadasii in mycelial form (n = 16). This research was conducted through broth microdilution and macrodilution, according to Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute. Inocula were prepared ...
Procacci N M - - 2012
Bimanual coordination is governed by constraints that permit congruent movements to be performed more easily than incongruent movements. Theories concerning the origin of these constraints range from low level motor-muscle explanations to high level perceptual-cognitive ones. To elucidate the processes underlying coordinative constraints, we asked subjects to use a pair ...
Griffin Matthew D - - 2012
Mesenchymal stem (stromal) cells (MSCs) have potent anti-inflammatory/immunosuppressive properties which underlie much of their therapeutic potential. This fact has led to the widely accepted belief that MSCs from genetically unrelated individuals (allogeneic (allo)-MSCs) can be used therapeutically with equal efficacy to autologous MSCs and without triggering the donor-specific immune responses ...
Bianchi-Ferraro Ana Maria H M - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We tested the hypothesis that the single-incision sling, TVT-Secur (TVT-S), placed in U position is not inferior to transobturator midurethral sling (TVT-O) for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS: This was a noninferiority, prospective, randomized controlled trial in which women with SUI, confirmed by physical and urodynamic ...
Tan Yong - - 2012
Radix Aconiti lateralis praeparata (Baifupian) has received great attention because of its excellent therapeutic effects as well as the associated adverse drug reactions. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) principle, Baifupian should only be used in patients with TCM "kidney-yang" deficiency pattern, a clinical state that can be mimicked by ...
Magadán-Mompó Susana - - 2012
The availability of reptile genomes for the use of the scientific community is an exceptional opportunity to study the evolution of immunoglobulin genes. The genome of Chrysemys picta bellii and Pelodiscus sinensis is the first one that has been reported for turtles. The scanning for immunoglobulin genes resulted in the ...
Wang Yong - - 2012
Chirality in nanoscience may offer new opportunities for applications beyond the traditional fields of chirality, such as the asymmetric catalysts in the molecular world and the chiral propellers in the macroscopic world. In the last two decades, there has been an amazing array of chiral nanostructures reported in the literature. ...
David Tomáš - - 2012
Three symmetrical methylene-bis[(aminomethyl)phosphinic acids] bearing different substituents on the central carbon atom, (NH(2)CH(2))PO(2)H-C(R(1))(R(2))-PO(2)H(CH(2)NH(2)) where R(1) = OH, R(2) = Me (H(2)), R(1) = OH, R(2) = Ph (H(2)) and R(1),R(2) = H (H(2)), were synthesized. Acid-base and complexing properties of the ligands were studied in solution as well as in ...
Tassin Alexandra - - 2012
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is one of the most frequent hereditary muscle disorders. It is linked to contractions of the D4Z4 repeat array in 4q35. We have characterized the double homeobox 4 (DUX4) gene in D4Z4 and its mRNA transcribed from the distal D4Z4 unit to a polyadenylation signal in ...
D'Adamo Ebe - - 2012
Abstract In obese adults with non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), treatment with vitamin E has resulted in an improvement in liver histology, whereas variable and limited results are available in children. Our aim was to assess whether lifestyle combined with supplementation with Vitamin E might reduce oxidative stress and ...
Liao Xiao-Ling - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The European Cooperative Acute Stroke Study (ECASS) III showed that intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) administered in the 3 to 4.5 h after symptom onset significantly improved clinical outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). But little is known regarding the safety and efficacy of intravenous ...
Scriba M F - - 2012
Insight into the function of sleep may be gained by studying animals in the ecological context in which sleep evolved. Until recently, technological constraints prevented electroencephalogram (EEG) studies of animals sleeping in the wild. However, the recent development of a small recorder (Neurologger 2) that animals can carry on their ...
Liang Hsin-Yi - - 2012
ABSTRACT Objective The aims of this cross-sectional, case-controlled, observational study were to examine attitudes toward menstruation between female patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and a control group, and to explore the associations between attitudes toward menstruation and psychopathology, menstrual regularity during antipsychotic treatment, and menstrual distress symptoms. Methods Fifty-eight ...
Norsidah Ku-Zaifah - - 2012
Oxidative stress contributes to cardiovascular diseases. We aimed to study the effects of palm tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF) on plasma homocysteine and cardiac oxidative stress in rats fed with a high-methionine diet. Forty-two male Wistar rats were divided into six groups. The first group was the control. Groups 2-6 were fed ...
Eckerström Marie - - 2012
ABSTRACT Background: Subjective cognitive impairment (SCI) is a potential early marker for actual cognitive decline. The cognitive manifestation of the SCI stage is, however, largely unknown. Self-report instruments developed especially for use in the SCI population are lacking, and many SCI studies have not excluded mild cognitive impairment and dementia. ...
Matsumoto Kenji - - 2012
Dosimetric properties of an amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging device (EPID) for verification of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) were investigated as a replacement for conventional verification tools. The portal dosimetry system of Varian's EPID (aS1000) has an integrated image mode for portal dosimetry (PD). The source-to-imager distance was 105 cm, and ...
Li H-T - - 2012
Studies have reported inconsistent results concerning the association of cesarean section with offspring obesity. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine whether cesarean section increases the risk of later overweight and obesity. Pubmed, Embase and Web of Science were searched using different combinations of two groups of keywords: ...
Peters R T - - 2012
Background: Hemophilia A results from a deficiency in FVIII activity. Current treatment regimens require frequent dosing owing to the short half-life of FVIII. A recombinant FVIII-Fc fusion protein (rFVIIIFc) was molecularly engineered to increase the half-life of FVIII, 1.5-2-fold in several preclinical animal models and humans. Objective: To perform a ...
Di Gregorio Simona - - 2012
In this study, the effect of the biostimulation of the autochthonous microbial community on the depletion of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in historically contaminated sediments (6.260 ± 9.3 10(-3) μg PCB/ g dry weight) has been observed. Biostimulation consisted of (1) the amendment of an electron donor to favor the dehalogenation of the high-chlorinated ...
Zhao Chan - - 2012
BACKGROUND: To present a pregnancy-associated thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) patient with bilateral serous retinal detachment (SRD). METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 28-year-old nulliparous woman with 31 weeks gestation was presented to the local hospital with preeclampsia, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and bilateral blurry vision. Funduscopic examination showed bilateral macular SRD. Within the ...
Yoshino Kazumi - - 2012
Nasal natural killer (NK)/T cell lymphoma (NNKTL) is associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The present study analysed gene expression patterns of the NNKTL cell lines SNK6, SNK1 and SNT8, which are positive for EBV and latent membrane protein (LMP)-1, using a complementary DNA array analysis. We found that CD70 was ...
Greiner Sebastian - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) function determines long-term outcome in many cardiopulmonary diseases. However, the assessment of RV function is time-consuming and surrogate parameters derived from two-dimensional (2D) or Doppler echocardiography show poor consistency. METHODS: Forty consecutive patients were examined within 30 min after magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with comprehensive echocardiography, including ...
Rossetti Andrea - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Lower gastrointestinal bleeding represents 20 % of all gastrointestinal bleedings. Interventional radiology has transformed the treatment of this pathology, but the long-term outcome after selective embolization has been poorly evaluated. The aim of this study is thus to evaluate the short-term and long-term outcomes after selective embolization for colonic bleeding. ...
Ford Jane B - - 2012
We investigated characteristics, causes and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) in a random sample of 294 women's first and second pregnancies involving at least one PPH. Among 588 pregnancies, PPH affected 169 first pregnancies, 105 second pregnancies only and recurrent PPH affected 48 pregnancies. In 34% of PPHs, atony was the ...
Viswanathan S - - 2012
Regenerative Medicine (RM) has the promise to revolutionize the treatment of many debilitating diseases for which the current therapies are inadequate. To realize the full potential of RM, a pragmatic approach needs to be taken by all stakeholders keeping in mind the lessons learnt from recombinant protein manufacturing, gene therapy ...
Daeschlein Georg - - 2012
Background: To optimize preventive measures to control MRSA, we investigated retrospectively the suitability of a multiple site screening model and the optimal sampling technique to detect MRSA in a university-based phlebology and skin cancer center in Germany. Patients and Methods: During 4.5 years samples of 3 712 inpatients in a ...
Zeng Hong-Yan - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Protein composition, amino acid profile and nutritional value of the lotus seed and its Osborne fractions were investigated. The seed was rich in protein with 19.85%, and showed well balanced amino acid composition compared with FAO/WHO pattern, Its nutritive properties were similar to those observed in the reference soybean ...
Zhong Weiting - - 2012
The present study was designed to investigate the effects of p-cymene on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory cytokine production both in vitro and in vivo. The production of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and interleukin-10 (IL-10) in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells and C57BL/6 mice was evaluated by sandwich ELISA. ...
Civello Andrea - - 2012
The idiotypic network theory (INT) was conceived by the Danish immunologist Niels Kaj Jerne in 1973/1974. It proposes an overall view of the immune system as a network of lymphocytes and antibodies. The paper tries to offer a reconstruction of the genesis of the theory, now generally discarded and of ...
Gómez Néstor Más - - 2012
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) expresses bestrophin-1 where mutant bestrophin cause retinal degenerations. Overexpression of bestrophin-1 demonstrated Ca(2+)-dependent Cl(-) channel function, whereas the RPE in bestrophin-1 knockout or mutant bestrophin-1 knock-in mice showed no change in Cl(-) conductance. To account for these apparently mutually exclusive findings, we investigated the function ...
Taneja Gaurav - - 2012
Nicotine exposure is associated with an induction of vascular endothelial dysfunction (VED), a hallmark of various cardiovascular disorders. The present study investigated the effect of fish oil in nicotine-induced experimental VED. VED was assessed by employing isolated aortic ring preparation, estimating aortic and serum nitrite/nitrate, aortic superoxide anion generation, and ...
Ghazawi Feras M - - 2012
Interleukin (IL)-7 is an essential nonredundant cytokine, and throughout the lifespan of a T-cell signaling via the IL-7 receptor influences cell survival, proliferation and differentiation. It is therefore no surprise that expression of the IL-7 receptor alpha-chain (CD127) is tightly regulated. We have previously shown that IL-7 downregulates expression of ...
Lehmberg Kai - - 2012
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life-threatening hyperinflammatory syndrome characterized by severely disturbed immune homeostasis. It can affect all age groups. Diagnostic evaluation of the patient with suspected HLH has to address three main questions: (i) does the patient have HLH? There is no simple diagnostic test, but a number of ...
Panda R - - 2012
Premarket, genetically modified (GM) plants are assessed for potential risks of food allergy. The major risk would be transfer of a gene encoding an allergen or protein nearly identical to an allergen into a different food source, which can be assessed by specific serum testing. The potential that a newly ...
Tremolaterra F - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to evaluate gas retention, abdominal symptoms and changes in girth circumference in females with bloating using an active or sham abdominal wall mechanical stimulation. METHODS: In 14 female patients, complaining of bloating (11 with irritable bowel syndrome and 3 with functional bloating according ...
Woods P - - 2012
ACCESSIBLE SUMMARY: The study aimed to understand risk assessment and management approaches on a number of mental health units. Mental health professionals have a number of choices to make when considering risk assessment. Participants were mainly using a clinical approach to risk assessment, which is affected by their own skill ...
Sohn Woon Yong - - 2012
Electronic and vibrational spectra of acetaminophen were measured by using UV-UV hole burning (HB) and IR dip spectroscopy. HB spectra show the coexistence of 4 different species, which include two new ones. Low-frequency transitions in the spectra are reproduced by a one-dimensional periodic potential with a free-rotor basis set for ...
Kukkonen J - - 2012
This registry study was set up to evaluate the effect of smoking on the pre-operative status, intraoperative findings, and post-operative status after rotator cuff reconstruction. Five hundred seventy-six consecutive shoulders with primarily arthroscopically repaired penetrating rotator cuff tear were followed up. Tobacco consumption was recorded as pack-years. Age-adjusted Constant score ...
Serronha Ana Marta - - 2012
Drainage culverts are known to be used by a diverse number of species. To date, most studies looking at culvert usage have been restricted to the dry season. This seasonal bias has limited our understanding of how different species respond to culverts and, consequently, our ability to find effective ways ...
Liu Jen-Wei - - 2012
Abstract In regular culture conditions with leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), the majority of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) are maintained in a self-renewal stage; very few mESCs have differentiated morphology. When LIF is withdrawn, mESCs tend to differentiate; this differentiation process can be enhanced by the introduction of exogenous FGF. ...
Mahalik Santosh Kumar - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Multiple neural tube defects (MNTDs) are a rare occurrence. Although the clinical incidence is small, MNTDs raise some interesting embryological queries. AIM: This study aims to investigate the morphological and clinical variations observed in neonates presenting with multiple neural tube defects and associated central nervous system anomalies. MATERIALS AND ...
Jia Dongxu - - 2012
Based on the N-terminal sequencing of poly (vinyl alcohol) dehydrogenase (PVADH), a 1,644-bp gene encoding a truncated PVADH (tPVADH) was amplified using the synthetic gene (GenBank accession No. JQ235753) as a template, and was further transformed into Pichia pastoris GS115 with the vector pPIC9K. The maximal tPVADH activity reached 546 U/mL ...
Sousa Pedro M F - - 2012
Neisseria meningitidis is a pathogenic bacterium responsible for meningitis. The mechanisms underlying the control of Na(+) transmembrane movement, presumably important to pathogenicity, have been barely addressed. To elucidate the function of the components of the Na(+) transport system in N. meningitidis, an open reading frame from the genome of this ...
Demurtas Paolo - - 2012
Pterygium is a common ocular surface disorder characterized by excessive cell proliferation, inflammation, fibrosis, angiogenesis and extracellular matrix remodeling. The Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE or ACE I) is the major component of the Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) converting the inactive decapeptide Angiotensin I (Ang I) to the active octapeptide Angiotensin II ...
Elishmereni M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Mast cells (MCs) and eosinophils (Eos), the key effector cells in allergy, are abundantly co-localized particularly in the late and chronic stages of allergic inflammation. Recent evidence has outlined a specialized 'allergic effector unit' in which MCs and Eos communicate via both soluble mediators and physical contact. However, the ...
Long Xigui - - 2012
The mechanism of vascular leakage in severe dengue infection remains unclear. Here, we used primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and the EA.hy926 cell line to study the molecular events that occur after dengue virus serotype 2 (DENV2) infection. DENV2-induced apoptosis was confirmed using nuclear staining, TUNEL assay, and ...
Li Juan - - 2012
A simple, colorimetric, sensitive, cost-effective and high-throughput system based on a positively charged graphene oxide-enzyme complex was developed for bacterial detection and drug screening.
Sonnenberg Amnon - - 2012
OBJECTIVES:It has been suggested that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) constitutes a risk for the development of adenomatous polyps and adenocarcinoma of the colon. Our aim was to study the association between H. pylori-positive gastritis and the occurrence of any colonic neoplasm.METHODS:From a computerized database of surgical pathology reports, we selected ...
St Ledger Una - - 2012
AIM: To explore moral distress in relatives doctors and nurses, in end-of-life care decision-making, in the adult intensive care unit. BACKGROUND: Many deaths in intensive care involve decisions about withholding and withdrawing therapy, potentially triggering moral distress. Moral distress occurs when individuals feel constrained from acting in accordance with moral ...
Feola Andrew - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition impacting the quality of life of millions of women worldwide. Although vaginal estrogen is widely used in women with prolapse, little is known regarding estrogen's benefits on the biomechanical properties of vaginal tissue. Here, we aimed to examine the effect ...
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