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Räisänen Sari - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) following birth may have serious, long-term effects on affected women, including fecal incontinence, despite primary repair. METHODS: This was a retrospective population-based register study. Women with OASIS grouped by order of vaginal delivery and prior cesarean section (CS) were compared separately with ...
Mendonca K - - 2012
PURPOSE: The present report describes the distribution of breast milk and urinary free and total bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations, from 27 postpartum women and their 31 infants, and explores the influence of age, sex, and nutritional source on infant BPA urinary concentration. METHODS: Both free (unconjugated) and total (free plus ...
Rebello Sharrel - - 2012
The utility of rhamnolipids in industry is currently limited due to the high constraints in its economic production. In this scenario, the novel utility of sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) as carbon source could serve as promising cost-effective strategy. Screening of effective SDS biodegraders led to the isolation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa ...
Yoo Jeong Joon - - 2012
PURPOSE: In an alumina-on-alumina total hip arthroplasty (THA), recommended with a small inclination angle <45°, the acetabular component (cup) may be positioned more medially to be covered almost completely by host bone. The purpose of this study was to identify the correlating factors and to evaluate the outcomes of medial placement ...
Liang Mike K - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Ventral hernia repairs are one of the most common surgeries performed. Symptoms are the most common motivation for repair. Unfortunately, outcomes of repair are typically measured in recurrence and infection rather than patient focused results. We correlated factors associated with decreased patient satisfaction, chronic pain, and diminished functional status ...
Happell Brenda - - 2012
People with serious mental illness (SMI) die prematurely from common physical illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. These cardiometabolic risks are preventable and manageable yet these aspects of health care have been neglected in mental health services. A potential nurse-based strategy to decisively improve cardiometabolic health of people with ...
Lukose Binit - - 2012
Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are a class of covalently linked crystalline nanoporous materials, versatile for nanoelectronic and storage applications. 3D COFs, in particular, have very large pores and low mass densities. Extensive theoretical studies of their energetic and mechanical stability, as well as their electronic properties, have been carried out ...
Bastier Pierre-Louis - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical features, radiological findings, treatment and outcomes of three cases of endolymphatic sac tumors (ELST). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of three cases of ELST. RESULTS: The first patient had a large ELST invading the labyrinth after a long history of vertigo. He was recurrence-free 1 year after retrolabyrinthine ...
Sun Wenjun - - 2012
Abstract Purpose: The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of a temporally incoherent ('noise') magnetic field (MF) on radiofrequency radiation (RFR)-induced epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor clustering and phosporylation in cultured cells. Materials and methods: Human amniotic epithelial (FL) cells were exposed for 15 min to either a ...
Joshi Shareen - - 2012
We analyze the impact of an experimental maternal and child health and family planning program that was established in Matlab, Bangladesh, in 1977. Village data from 1974, 1982, and 1996 suggest that program villages experienced a decline in fertility of about 17 %. Household data from 1996 confirm that this decline ...
Hwang Buyng Su - - 2012
Densanins A (1) and B (2) were isolated from the sponge Haliclona densaspicula. On the basis of spectral data and the Mosher ester method, the complete structures were characterized as hexacyclic diamine alkaloids, which were probably derived from 3-alkylpyridine. Compounds 1 and 2 showed relatively potent inhibitory effects on lipopolysaccharide-induced ...
Ross Don - - 2012
McCullough et al. recognize that revenge and forgiveness jointly constitute a functional strategic complex. However, they model the halves of the complex as outputs of modules selected for regulating dyadic relationships. This is backwards. Forgiveness is a culturally evolved institution that can be exapted for use in dyadic contexts; it ...
Krishna A Keshav - - 2012
Assessment of metal contamination and their distribution in different grain size fractions of the surface sediments of a lake in Kazipalli industrial development area has been investigated. Since the persistent toxic metals pose serious health risks, this research concentrated on investigating the concentrations and spatial distribution of metals in and ...
Masaldan Shashank - - 2012
This study explores the link between the antiproliferative activity of emodin through the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in various cancer cell lines and the expression of the androgen receptor (AR) in the prostate cancer cell lines LNCaP (androgen-sensitive) and PC-3 (androgen-refractory), as well as the pro-metastatic low-density lipoprotein ...
Poplawsky Jonathan - - 2012
We have developed a fiber-based confocal optical microscope that operates inside of a commercial scanning electron microscope (SEM) instrument (JEOL 6400; JEOL Ltd., Tokyo, Japan) enabling the excitation of a sample either by a laser or by electron beam, and hence combining the complimentary techniques of photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence. The ...
Bémeur Chantal - - 2012
A robust neuroinflammatory response characterized by microglial activation and increased brain production of pro-inflammatory cytokines is common in acute liver failure (ALF). Mechanisms proposed to explain the neuroinflammatory response in ALF include direct effects of systemically-derived proinflammatory cytokines and the effects of brain lactate accumulation on pro-inflammatory cytokine release from ...
McCoy Mark G - - 2012
McCullough et al. propose adaptations that motivate forgiveness when the potential benefits of continuing the relationship outweigh the costs incurred by the transgression. The costs incurred are definite, whereas future benefits of forgiveness are only probabilistic. This situation exposes the forgiver to cheating in the form of repeat transgression. Adaptations ...
Ljungberg Börje - - 2012
Despite contemporary innovations in systemic therapy and surgical treatment, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remains the most lethal urologic malignancy. Still, around 20 % of patients with RCC present with metastases at diagnosis, and 40-50 % of those with localized advanced disease will ultimately progress to metastatic disease. Although the new, targeted therapy ...
King Robert - - 2012
There is evidence that creative writing forms an important part of the recovery experience of people affected by severe mental illness. In this paper, we consider theoretical models that explain how creative writing might contribute to recovery, and we discuss the potential for creative writing in psychosocial rehabilitation. We argue ...
Gibson Abraham H - - 2012
Edward O. Wilson's recent decision to abandon kin selection theory has sent shockwaves throughout the biological sciences. Over the past two years, more than a hundred biologists have signed letters protesting his reversal. Making sense of Wilson's decision and the controversy it has spawned requires familiarity with the historical record. ...
Miszalski-Jamka Tomasz - - 2012
The aim of the study was to evaluate the presence and spectrum of cardiac abnormalities identified by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in subjects in clinical remission of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) and granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (WG) with normal ECG and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Eleven (7 females, 4 males, mean age ...
Kirkman Matthew A - - 2012
Hyponatremia is common in neurocritical care patients and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Despite decades of research into the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) and cerebral salt wasting (CSW), their underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are still not fully understood. This paper reviews the history behind our understanding of ...
Zhao Yunlong - - 2012
Films of the zinc tin oxide (ZTO), grown from solutions with zinc acetate dehydrate and tin(II) 2-ethylhexanoate dissolving in 2-methoxyethanol, have been used to fabricate thin film transistors (TFTs) in combination with solution-processed aluminum oxide as the gate insulator. And the non-homogeneity of the single-layer ZTO films, caused by both ...
Decani Sem - - 2012
Abstract Topical corticosteroids are considered first-line therapy in patients with cronic inflammatory oral mucosal diseases, among them clobetasol propionate is one of the most widely used in oral medicine. Under physiological conditions, the transmucosal application is characterized by a significantly greater absorption than the skin application. Contrary to the many ...
Flaten Gøril Eide - - 2012
Camptothecin (CPT) represents a potent anticancer drug. However, its therapeutic use is impaired by both drug solubility, hydrolysis, and protein interactions in vivo. Use of liposomes as a drug-formulation approach could overcome some of these challenges. The aim of this study was to perform a mechanistic study of the incorporation ...
McManus B M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Infants and toddlers with developmental difficulties represent a heterogeneous group who often receives early intervention (EI). Notable population heterogeneity exists and complicates unmet need and effectiveness research. However, a mix of relatively homogeneous clinically policy relevant 'subgroups' may create the apparent heterogeneity. To date, methodological challenges have impeded identifying ...
Sato Yumi - - 2012
S. Isono Recent evidence suggests the possible development of difficult mask ventilation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Based on our current understanding of the pathophysiology of pharyngeal airway obstruction in obstructive sleep apnea patients, we conclude that anesthesiologists can decrease respiratory complications during anesthesia induction by conducting careful pre-induction ...
Barron M C - - 2012
SUMMARY Introduced brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) are wildlife maintenance hosts for Mycobacterium bovis in New Zealand, often living sympatrically with other potential hosts, including wild red deer (Cervus elaphus scoticus). Population control of possums has been predicted to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from New Zealand wildlife; however, there is concern that ...
Liu H - - 2012
The aim of this review of the literature was to assess the biological effects of occlusal trauma on the stomatognathic system focusing on animal studies. However, there are no conclusive explanations on the association between occlusal trauma and disease of the stomatognathic system. A literature survey was performed using the ...
Hashimoto Makoto - - 2012
PURPOSE: To establish if preoperative arterial blood lactate (Lac) is a factor related to hospital death for patients with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA). METHODS: The subjects were 55 patients who underwent surgery for an rAAA in a single institution between July, 2000 and November, 2009. Patients were divided ...
Mammino Liliana - - 2012
Hyperjovinol A (2-methyl-1-(2,4,6-trihydroxy-3-(3-hydroxy-3,7-dimethyloct-6-enyl)phen yl)propan-1-one) is an acylated phloroglucinol isolated from Hypericum Jovis and exhibiting antioxidant properties comparable with those of the most common antioxidant drugs. The study models the compound's antioxidant ability through its ability to coordinate a Cu(2+) ion and reduce it to Cu(+). Complexes with a Cu(2+) ion ...
Menon Vishnu - - 2012
This is the first report of inactivation of xyloglucanase from Thermomonospora sp by pepstatin A, a specific inhibitor towards aspartic proteases. The steady state kinetics revealed a reversible, competitive, two-step inhibition mechanism with IC ( 50 ) and K ( i ) values of 3.5 ± 0.5 μM and 1.25 ± 0.5 μM respectively. The rate ...
Caro M A - - 2012
We explore the calculation of the elastic properties of zinc-blende and wurtzite semiconductors using two different approaches: one based on stress and the other on total energy as a function of strain. The calculations are carried out within the framework of density functional theory in the local density approximation, with ...
Weinstock Matthew - - 2012
Abstract Extramedullary disease (EMD), defined as a clonal plasmacytic infiltrate at anatomic sites distant from the bone marrow or adjacent soft tissue in a patient with underlying multiple myeloma, is present in a significant percentage of patients with multiple myeloma at some point during the course of their disease. The ...
Schmidt Martin - - 2012
Both cardiac computed tomography (CT) and interventional electrophysiology (EP) have evolved considerably in recent years. Technical improvements in CT have significantly reduced the radiation dose in cardiac applications. This imaging technology plays an important role in preprocedural planning and guidance of the procedures in many EP centers worldwide. Furthermore, CT ...
Shimizu Katsuhiko - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to clarify the distribution of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations between primary tumors (PT) and metastatic lymph node (MLN) in patients with resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to identify a better predictive marker of the response to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor ...
Mendez M F B - - 2012
The objective of this study was to evaluate the addition of IGF-I to pig insemination doses stored at 15°C, in conjunction with the addition of different amounts of vitamin E (α-tocopherol). Semen samples (n = 12) from four boars were treated by the addition of different concentrations of vitamin E, ...
Bleicher K - - 2012
Though bone loss tends to accelerate with age there are modifiable factors that may influence the rate of bone loss even in very old men. INTRODUCTION: The aim of this 2-year longitudinal study was to examine potential predictors of change in total hip bone mineral density (BMD) in older men. ...
Zhang Jingnan - - 2012
The effects of acetochlor on the mortality, growth and reproduction of two nematode species were assessed. The LC(50) values for Caenorhabditis elegans and Pristionchus pacificus were 1,296 and 210.7 mg/L at 24 h, and 540.0 and 126.4 mg/L at 48 h exposure, respectively. In three succession generations, reproductive capacity was more sensitive in P. ...
Zvinorova Plaxedis Ivy - - 2012
Viability differences in smallholder dairy farming are a result of differences in access to markets and services. It is hypothesized that innovations that improve productivity and market linkages also improve returns and viability. The viability of smallholder dairying in Wedza was characterised by interviewing 52 households using semi-structured questionnaires. Information ...
Trapp Stefan - - 2012
The uptake of the organophosphates tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP), tris(1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCPP), tributyl phosphate (TBP), the insect repellant N,N-diethyl toluamide (DEET), and the plasticizer n-butyl benzenesulfonamide (NBBS) into plants was studied in greenhouse experiments and simulated with a dynamic physiological plant uptake model. The calibrated model was coupled to a tipping ...
Wadsworth Samuel J - - 2012
Human beings come in all shapes and sizes. Heterogeneity makes life interesting, but leads to inter-individual variation in disease susceptibility and response to therapy. One major health challenge is to develop "personalised medicine"; therapeutic interventions tailored to an individual to ensure optimal treatment of disease. Asthma is a heterogeneous disease ...
Ostensson Karin - - 2012
Dairy production is not traditional in Vietnam. The farmers have little practical knowledge and udder health control is generally lacking. In order to give the farmers appropriate advice, knowledge about the distribution of udder pathogens is crucial. The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of sub-clinical mastitis ...
O'Connor Kieran - - 2012
We propose that revenge responses are often influenced more by affective reactions than by deliberate decision making as McCullough et al. suggest. We review social psychological evidence suggesting that justice judgments and reactions may be determined more by emotions than by cognitions.
Elliott Rohan A - - 2012
Background Hospitalisation often leads to increased medication regimen complexity for older patients; increased complexity is associated with medication non-adherence. There has been little research into strategies for reducing the impact of hospitalisation on medication regimen complexity. Objective To investigate the impact of pharmacist medication review, together with an educational intervention ...
Zetterqvist Maria - - 2012
Research comparing adolescents engaging in suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), both separately and in combination, is still at an early stage. The purpose of the present study was to examine overlapping and distinguishable features in groups with different types of self-injurious behaviors, using a large community sample of 2,964 (50.6 % ...
Mamindy-Pajany Yannick - - 2012
A soil column adsorption-desorption study was performed on an agricultural calcareous soil to determine the impact of sewage sludge spreading on nickel mobility. Ni adsorption experiments were followed by desorption tests involving the following liquid extractants: water, calcium (100 mg/L), oxalic acid (525 mg/L equivalent to 100 mg carbon/L), and sludge extracts (0.5 ...
Smit M N - - 2012
Feeding n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) to gilts or sows has shown different responses to litter growth, pre-weaning mortality and subsequent reproductive performance of the sow. Two hypotheses were tested: (1) that feeding a marine oil-based supplement rich in protected n-3 LCPUFAs to gilts in established gestation would improve ...
Dimitriou Ioannis - - 2012
PURPOSE: Although laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) for acute appendicitis (AA) is widely performed, the value of LA for the treatment of complicated appendicitis (CA) is still controversially discussed. METHODS: In a retrospective study, we analyzed the clinical records of 404 patients who underwent LA or conversion (intention-to-treat group) or open appendectomy ...
Uldall Sigurd W - - 2012
Denmark offers public financed prenatal testing (PNT) to all pregnant women, but results are typically not available until after 12 weeks gestation, which is also the time limit for termination of pregnancy (TOP) on request. Committees decide on requests for later TOP. In a questionnaire survey, we investigated attitudes among ...
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