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Stahls Paul F PF 3rd Department of Cardiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA 70121, - - 2013
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased coronary artery disease (CAD) and coronary artery calcification. We hypothesized that the osteogenic factor, bone morphogenetic protein-4 (sBMP-4), is elevated in subjects with both CKD and CAD. Serum was collected from 79 subjects undergoing diagnostic angiography and stratified according to CAD and ...
Goitein David - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is an accepted bariatric procedure. Swallow studies (SS) after LSG are not uniform and display different patterns with regard to contrast passage through the gastric sleeve. The impact of immediate postoperative contrast transit time on weight loss has not been studied. The influence of immediate ...
Gai Wei - - 2012
Specific and sensitive identification of special G-quadruplex structures is an important issue and attracts increasing interest. In this paper, a novel, signal-amplified strategy is proposed for the specific detection of G-quadruplexes, which is very different from those currently-dominating methods based on single-molecular fluorescent probes. In this strategy, a 'special designed' ...
Vardavas Constantine I - - 2012
1. Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) can occur in many places; however, regulations banning smoking may reduce the sources of exposure to SHS to personal areas such as the family car, a source of brief but potently intense exposure. 2. Fifteen non-smoking volunteers were exposed to sidestream SHS concentrations of 5000 µg/m(3), ...
Thomsen Per Hove - - 2012
Three major changes will probably be introduced in the DSM-5 regarding obsessive-compulsive disorder: OCD will be classified in the diagnostic category 'obsessive-compulsive and related disorders', the clinician should consider the degree of insight into a symptomatology (good to poor insight) and a subtype of tic-related OCD will be introduced. The ...
Hobbs Knutson Katherine - - 2012
Clinicians providing consultation through mental health telephone consultation programs express concern about the potential legal risk of the practice. In this survey of six state mental health telephone consultation program directors, we report the annual number of children referred for consultation and the number of lawsuits against consultant clinicians. Between ...
Senna Mohammed K - - 2012
Depression is a prominent feature in fibromyalgia syndrome. Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome who are obese, with poor sleep quality, and those who have recurrent episodes of binge eating are at greater risk to develop depression. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine the hypothesis that the relationship between ...
Eisenstat Stephanie A - - 2012
Of the many innovations in health care delivery proposed in the context of health reform for those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, the group visit model is relatively easy to implement and is effective for improving health outcomes and patient and provider satisfaction, with a neutral to positive effect ...
Ramaiah Vijay Kumar VK Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, PO Box 359724, Seattle, WA 98104, - - 2013
Current Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines recommend avoiding hypoxemia after severe pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). Yet, recent studies on optimum admission oxygenation and ventilation parameters associated with discharge survival in pediatric TBI are lacking. After IRB approval, a retrospective study involving pediatric patients ages ≤14 years with severe TBI (head ...
Elabed Hamouda - - 2012
The development of antibiotic resistance in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major cause of the pathogen's morbidity and is strongly correlated with the biofilm formation. Motility and adherence capacity in long-term stressed cells have not been extensively analyzed even though P. aeruginosa considered a model organism for the ...
Droubi Diana - - 2012
Primary cutaneous histiocytoid or signet-ring cell carcinoma represents an extremely rare adnexal neoplasm that most frequently presents on the eyelid but more rarely may present in the axilla. As this tumor can resemble metastatic carcinoma with signet-ring cells, especially lobular carcinoma of the breast, it can often present a diagnostic ...
Kleinmaier Roland - - 2012
(15) N NMR chemical shift became a broadly utilized tool for characterization of complex structures and comparison of their properties. Despite the lack of systematic studies, the influence of solvent on the nitrogen coordination shift, Δ(15) N(coord) , was hitherto claimed to be negligible. Herein, we report the dramatic impact ...
Mackenzie Roy - - 2012
Seasonal shifts in bacterial diversity of microbial mats were analyzed in three hot springs (39-68 °C) of Patagonia, using culture-independent methods. Three major bacterial groups were detected in all springs: Phyla Cyanobacteria and Bacteroidetes, and Order Thermales. Proteobacteria, Acidobacteria and Green Non-Sulfur Bacteria were also detected in small amounts and only ...
Rawat Atul - - 2012
Backbone dynamics and conformational properties of drug peptide salmon calcitonin have been studied in aqueous solution using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Although salmon calcitonin (sCT) is largely unfolded in solution (as has been reported in several circular dichroism studies), the secondary H(α) chemical shifts and three bond H(N) -H(α) coupling ...
Manganelli Fiore - - 2012
Some evidences highlighted a higher clinical expression of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy (HNPP) in males, and a higher load of traumatic nerve injuries due to different occupational activity has been invoked to explain this observation. It is unknown whether this increased clinical impairment corresponds to a greater ...
Chinuki Yuko - - 2012
Background Wheat protein derivatives are used in a variety of products worldwide. Gluten is commercially used 'as is' or with modifications such as hydrolysis, which is carried out to overcome its insolubility. Several cases of contact urticaria following exposure to hydrolysed wheat protein (HWP) in cosmetics or of anaphylaxis caused ...
Andersson E - - 2012
This investigation was designed to analyse the kinematics and kinetics of cross-country skiing at different velocities with the herringbone technique on a steep incline. Eleven elite male cross-country skiers performed this technique at maximal, high, and moderate velocities on a snow-covered 15° incline. They positioned their skis laterally (25 to ...
Yoshino Takaiko - - 2012
PURPOSE: To investigate the incidence of adverse effects on eyelids and eyelashes related to treatment with prostaglandin analogs (PGAs) in patients who apply the medication in only one eye. METHODS: A clinical examination of 39 glaucoma patients treated for over 3 months continuously in one eye with one of four PGAs. ...
Raffaelli Marco - - 2012
PURPOSE: Ipsilateral central compartment node dissection has been proposed to reduce the morbidity of prophylactic bilateral central compartment node dissection in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), but it carries the risk of contralateral metastases being overlooked in approximately 25 % of patients. We aimed to verify if frozen section examination (FSE) can ...
Robichaud Guillaume G W. M. Keck FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, - - 2013
Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) allows for the direct monitoring of the abundance and spatial distribution of chemical compounds over the surface of a tissue sample. This technology has opened the field of mass spectrometry to numerous innovative applications over the past 15 years. First used with SIMS and MALDI MS that ...
Stephan Douglas W - - 2012
The discovery of frustrated Lewis pairs is described, as well as the ability of these intermolecular systems to react with a range of small molecules.
Ito T - - 2012
Study design:Retrospective study.Objectives:The purpose of this study was to identify the clinical factors for differentiating malignant from benign intramedullary spinal cord tumors.Setting:Niigata, Japan.Methods:We conducted a retrospective review of charts and images. Preoperative paralysis including walking ability, urinary function, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and pathological diagnosis were evaluated in 33 ...
Chevalier N - - 2012
Lipid biomarkers and their stable carbon isotopic composition, as well as 16S rRNA gene sequences, were investigated in sediment cores from active seepage zones in the Sea of Marmara (Turkey) located on the active North Anatolian Fault, to assess processes associated with methane turnover by indigenous microbial communities. Diagnostic (13) ...
Hong So Gun SG Hematology Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, - - 2013
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have great potential for regenerative medicine as well as for basic and translational research. However, following the initial excitement over the enormous prospects of this technology, several reports uncovered serious concerns regarding its safety for clinical applications and reproducibility for laboratory applications such as disease ...
Schulze-Bonhage Andreas - - 2013
Pregabalin , the S-enantiomer of 3-aminomethyl-5-methylhaxanoic acid, is a second-generation antiepileptic drug (AED) developed after gabapentin with improved pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties. Pregabalin has a linear uptake without transporter saturation at therapeutic dosages, high bioavailability with rapid absorption independent of food intake. There is no binding to plasma proteins, and ...
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 ...
Chattopadhyay Amit A Office of Science Policy and Analysis, NIH-NIDCR, Bethesda, MD, USA. - - 2013
We aimed to examine if smoking is an independent predictor of oral candidiasis (OC) among HIV-1 infected persons. The cross-sectional part of this study evaluated 631 adult dentate HIV-1 seropositive persons examined for OC from 1995-2000 at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC. In the second ...
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 ...
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 ...
Horibe Ippei - - 2012
Agents to control melanogenesis are in demand for the development of cosmetics to improve pigmentation disorders of skin and hair. In this study, we examined and evaluated the effects of flavonoids on melanogenesis in the melanogenic cells model, murine B16F10 melanoma cells. In the course of this study, we found ...
Alejo Daniellys - - 2012
Atmospheric nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)) and sulfur dioxide (SO(2)) levels were monitored simultaneously by means of Radiello passive samplers at six sites of Santa Clara city, Cuba, in the cold and the warm seasons in 2010. The dissolved ionic forms of NO(2) and SO(2) as nitrate and sulfite plus sulfate, respectively, ...
Lewis Ieuan - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: A significant proportion of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) also have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). We aimed to characterise these patients and differentiate them from CFS patients without POTS in terms of clinical and autonomic features. METHODS: A total of 179 patients with CFS (1994 Centers for ...
Holder Ashley M AM Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 1484, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030, - - 2013
Stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) is an essential regulator of fatty acid synthesis. We have previously shown that overexpression of SCD1 increases the growth of breast cancer cell lines. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between SCD1 expression level and clinical-pathologic characteristics and survival of patients with ...
Phonthee S - - 2012
Study Design:A 6-month retrospective study.Objectives:To investigate incidence and factors associated with falls in independent ambulatory patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), and to compare levels of ability in those with and without a history of falls.Setting:A tertiary rehabilitation center and community hospitals.Methods:Seventy-seven independent ambulatory subjects with SCI were interviewed for ...
Page C - - 2012
To evaluate the long-term oncologic results of supracricoid laryngectomy with cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP) for laryngeal cancer. A 35-year retrospective study concerning 291 patients treated by supracricoid laryngectomy with CHEP for laryngeal cancer was performed. The following postoperative data were studied: recurrence rates (lymph node and laryngeal), distant metastases and second cancer. ...
Liu Xiaosong - - 2012
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive and complex neurodegenerative disease in which the γ-secretase-mediated amyloid-β (Aβ) pathology plays an important role. We found that a multifunctional protein, β-arrestin1, facilitated the formation of NCT/APH-1 (anterior pharynx-defective phenotype 1) precomplex and mature γ-secretase complex through its functional interaction with APH-1. Deficiency of ...
Jatzek Anna A Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, - - 2013
CD8 T cells exhibit dynamic alterations in proliferation and apoptosis during various phases of the CD8 T-cell response, but the mechanisms that regulate cellular proliferation from the standpoint of CD8 T-cell memory are not well defined. The cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27(Kip1) functions as a negative regulator of the cell cycle ...
Snow Daniel D - - 2012
Analytical methods for the determination of several natural and synthetic steroids in water and solid samples were developed using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI) in positive mode was used as the source which appeared to reduce background and interferences as compared to electrospray ionization. Toluene was ...
Zhu Xianfang - - 2012
Heavy metals concentrations in surface sediments from Miyun Reservoir were determined to evaluate the pollution and identify the sources. The average content of metals in sediments from Miyun Reservoir followed the order Al>Fe>Ti>Mn>V>Zn>Cr>Ni>Cu>Pb>As>Cd>Hg, and the most mean values were lower than the globe average shale. Heavy metals concentrations at the ...
Tiscornia G C - - 2012
Endurance training is accompanied by important adaptations in both cardiovascular and autonomic nervous systems. Previous works have shown that the main component of gap junctions in the ventricular myocardium (connexin 43 (Cx43) can be regulated by adrenergic stimulus. On the other hand, training raises vagal and decreases sympathetic tone, while ...
Nagy Andrea - - 2012
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to compare the characteristics of ventriculosubgaleal shunts during the clinical course of posthemorrhagic and postinfectious hydrocephalus in the neonatal period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study comprised 102 premature babies in whom subgaleal shunt was consecutively inserted between 2006 and 2011. Seventy-two patients had ...
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