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Fuemmeler Bernard F BF Department of Community and Family Medicine, DUMC, Durham, NC 27710, USA. - - 2013
Children who undergo treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and lymphoma are at risk for several long-term health problems. Obesity, for which survivors of ALL and lymphoma are also at risk, may further exacerbate these problems. This pilot study evaluates changes in physical activity and body composition among children ...
Linder Nehama N Department of Neonatology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikva, Israel. - - 2013
Vancomycin is widely used to treat late onset coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) sepsis in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Although vancomycin is associated with a risk of toxicity and bacterial resistance, the appropriate duration of use has not been established. This study sought to investigate the association between the duration ...
Delavenne Xavier X Laboratoire de Pharmacologie Toxicologie, University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France. - - 2013
The aim of this study was to develop a PK/PD model to assess drug-drug interactions between dabigatran and P-gp modulators, using the example of clarithromycin, a strong inhibitor of P-gp. Ten healthy male volunteers were randomized to receive in the first treatment period a single 300 mg dose of dabigatran etexilate ...
Marott Sarah C W SC Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Herlev Hospital, Herlev, - - 2013
Activation of the angiotensin II type 1 (AT1 ) receptor has been shown to mediate the structural and electrical remodelling of the atrial myocardium associated with atrial fibrillation. We hypothesized that AT1 genotypic variation is associated with atrial fibrillation or diseases predisposing to atrial fibrillation, such as hypertension, heart failure, ischaemic heart ...
Coman Emil N EN University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA. - - 2013
This study investigates the impact of exposure to information about a relatively new prevention method, the female condom (FC), on actual FC use in a community of adults at risk of HIV/STI. A community-wide survey from a mid-size US city is used to estimate unbiased effects of information about the ...
Yazdanyar Ali A Section of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, PA 19611, USA. - - 2013
Persons with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, but this excess CVD burden in the perioperative setting is yet to be determined. We aimed to determine the risk of perioperative short-term all-cause mortality and CVD events among women with SLE compared to ...
Ahlers Sabine J G M SJ Department of Clinical Pharmacy, St Antonius Hospital, 3440 EM, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. - - 2013
The catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met polymorphism affected pain sensitivity of healthy volunteers upon application of experimental pain stimuli. The relevance of these findings in morphine-treated postoperative cardiac patients undergoing painful healthcare procedures is unknown; therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate whether the COMT Val158Met polymorphism increases pain sensitivity in ...
Woo Jason S JS Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390-9006, USA. - - 2013
Dabigatran (Pradaxa™), an orally active direct thrombin inhibitor, was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation in October 2010. Life-threatening consequences from dabigatran therapy include hemorrhage and bleeding complications, but they typically occur after renal impairment. We describe ...
Wang Zhican Z Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7610, - - 2013
Long-term therapy with certain drugs, especially cytochrome P450 (P450; CYP)-inducing agents, confers an increased risk of osteomalacia that is attributed to vitamin D deficiency. Human CYP24A1, CYP3A4, and CYP27B1 catalyze the inactivation and activation of vitamin D and have been implicated in the adverse drug response. In this study, the ...
Yoshii Toshitaka T Department of Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. - - 2013
A prospective analysis Our aim was to investigate the efficacy of new synthetic porous/dense composite hydroxyapatite (HA) for use in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) has been traditionally used as the "gold standard" for ACDF. The significant complication rate associated with harvesting tricortical ICBG, ...
Dahl Viktor V Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet and Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden. - - 2013
Elite controllers are a rare subset of HIV-1-infected individuals who maintain HIV-1 RNA concentrations in plasma below the lower limit of quantification of clinical assays (<20-50 copies/ml) in the absence of antiretroviral therapy. Here, we examine to what extent elite controllers also control infection of the central nervous system (CNS). ...
Wilkinson James D JD Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, - - 2013
To evaluate associations of cardiac biomarkers with in-utero antiretroviral drug exposures and cardiac function/structure measured by echocardiograms in HIV-exposed but uninfected (HEU) children. We analyzed the association of three cardiac biomarkers (cardiac troponin T, cTnT; high sensitivity C-reactive protein, hsCRP; and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide, NT-proBNP) with prenatal antiretroviral drug ...
Shi Tian-Yao TY Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, 710032, - - 2013
The generation of reactive oxygen species causes cellular oxidative damage, and has been implicated in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). L-NNNBP, a new chiral pyrrolyl α-nitronyl nitroxide radical synthesized in our department, shows potential antioxidant effects. The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective effects of L-NNNBP ...
Gilbert Judith A JA Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2013
Pancreatic endocrine tumors (PETs) share numerous features with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors. Targets of novel therapeutic strategies previously assessed in carcinoid tumors were analyzed in PETs (44 cases). Activating mutations in EGFR, KIT, and PDGFRA and nonresponse mutations in KRAS were evaluated. Copy number of EGFR and HER-2/neu was quantified ...
Kushnir Vladimir M VM Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63110, - - 2013
There are limited data comparing imaging modalities in the diagnosis of pancreas divisum. We aimed to: (1) evaluate the sensitivity of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), and multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for pancreas divisum; and (2) assess interobserver agreement (IOA) among expert radiologists for detecting pancreas divisum on ...
Strosberg Jonathan R JR Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL, - - 2013
This study aimed to develop expert consensus for the use of systemic treatments for unresectable metastatic well-differentiated (grade 1-2) carcinoid tumors using the RAND/UCLA modified Delphi process. After a comprehensive literature review, 404 patient scenarios addressing the use of systemic treatments for carcinoid tumors were constructed. A multidisciplinary panel of ...
Drummond John C JC Department of Anesthesiology, The University of California, USA. - - 2013
Because decisions as to what range of intraoperative blood pressure (BP) is consistent with cerebral well-being are often made in reference to "baseline BP," we sought to determine whether day-of-surgery BPs accurately reflect baseline BP, as defined by ambulatory clinic BPs over the preceding 7 months. Consecutive patients (n=101) who ...
Cohen Calvin J CJ Calvin J. Cohen, Community Research Initiative of New England, Boston, MA 02215, USA. - - 2013
In the week 48 primary analysis of ECHO and THRIVE, rilpivirine demonstrated noninferior efficacy and more favourable tolerability versus efavirenz in treatment-naive, HIV-1-infected adults. Pooled 96-week results are presented. Patients (N = 1368) received rilpivirine 25 mg once-daily (q.d.) or efavirenz 600 mg q.d., with two background nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors, in two randomized, ...
Yoshio Sachiyo S Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, - - 2013
The polymorphisms in the interleukin (IL)-28B (interferon-lambda [IFN]-λ3) gene are strongly associated with the efficacy of hepatitis C virus (HCV) clearance. Dendritic cells (DCs) sense HCV and produce IFNs, thereby playing some cooperative roles with HCV-infected hepatocytes in the induction of interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs). Blood dendritic cell antigen 3 (BDCA3)(+) ...
Meier Anja A Department of Infectious Diseases, Molecular Virology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, - - 2013
Chronic infection with the human hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a global health problem and a main cause of progressive liver diseases. HBV exhibits a narrow host range, replicating primarily in hepatocytes. Both host and hepatocyte specificity presumably involve specific receptor interactions on the target cell; however, direct evidence for ...
Hosaka Tetsuya T Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. - - 2013
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection leads to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Antiviral agents are thought to reduce HCC development, but agents such as lamivudine (LAM) have a high rate of drug resistance. We compared the incidence of HCC in 472 entecavir (ETV)-treated patients and 1,143 nontreated HBV patients ...
Yasui Takeshi - - 2013
ABSTRACT. In vivo visualization of human skin aging is demonstrated using a Cr:Forsterite (Cr:F) laser-based, collagen-sensitive second harmonic generation (SHG) microscope. The deep penetration into human skin, as well as the specific sensitivity to collagen molecules, achieved by this microscope enables us to clearly visualize age-related structural changes of collagen ...
Kleophas Werner - - 2013
Advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) is gaining increasing medical and economical importance, but little information exists about treatment variation and the impact of routine clinical treatments on survival, quality of life, and cost. We demonstrate the first results of a national electronic registry of nephrology clinic data that will serve ...
Kramer Jens Harald - - 2013
The purpose of this study was the intraindividual comparison of a 1.0 M and two 0.5 M gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA) using equimolar dosing in dynamic and static magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the supra-aortic vessels. In this institutional review board-approved study, a total of 20 healthy volunteers (mean ± ...
Galanek Joseph D JD Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA. - - 2013
Large numbers of individuals in U.S. prisons meet DSM criteria for severe psychiatric disorder. These individuals also have co-occurring personality and substance abuse disorders, medical conditions, and histories of exposure to social pathologies. Based on nine months of ethnographic fieldwork in a U.S. prison, focusing on staff narratives, I utilize ...
Rosty Christophe C Cancer and Population Studies Group, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Bancroft Centre, Herston, Qld, Australia. - - 2013
Serrated polyposis (SP) is a clinically defined syndrome characterized by the occurrence of multiple serrated polyps in the large intestine. Individuals with SP and their relatives are at increased risk of colorectal carcinoma (CRC). We aimed to determine the pathologic and molecular profiles of CRCs in individuals fulfilling World Health ...
Goldberg David S DS Division of Gastroenterology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, 9 Penn Tower, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. - - 2013
Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are at increased risk for bacterial cholangitis because of biliary strictures and bile stasis. A subset of PSC patients suffer from repeated episodes of bacterial cholangitis, which can lead to frequent hospitalizations and impaired quality of life. Although waitlist candidates with PSC and bacterial ...
Athanasiadis Apostolos P AP 1st Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Papageorgiou General Hospital, 15 Agias Sophias Str., Thessaloniki, Greece. - - 2013
To assess and compare fetal behavior and neurodevelopment (KANET) between low and high risk pregnancies. Prospective, comparative, cohort study. One hundred and fifty-two consecutive pregnant women presenting for routine 2nd trimester and 3rd trimester scan had four dimensional ultrasound examinations (4D US) in order to assess fetal behavior and neurodevelopment. ...
Sertedaki Amalia - - 2013
Steroidogenic acute regulatory (STAR) gene mutations lead to adrenal and gonadal failure. Interesting, though as yet unexplained, features are the formation of ovarian cysts and the potential presence of CNS findings. To report biochemical, genetic, and long-term clinical data in five Greek patients from four different families with STAR gene ...
Machens Andreas - - 2013
Twenty years ago, the groundbreaking discovery that rearranged during transfection (RET) mutations underlie multiple endocrine neoplasia 2 (MEN2) and familial medullary thyroid cancer (FMTC) ushered in the era of personalized medicine. MEN2-associated signs, taking time to manifest, can be subtle. This study sought to clarify to what extent conventional estimates ...
Abs Roger - - 2013
GH deficiency (GHD) in adults is characterized by a tendency toward obesity and an adverse body composition with visceral fat deposit and may thus predispose to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to assess the observed prevalence proportion (PP) and observed PP over ...
Manetti Luca - - 2013
Several tests have been proposed to diagnose patients with Cushing's syndrome (CS). The aims of the study were: i) to evaluate the performance of salivary cortisol (SC) in hypercortisolism and ii) to compare SC with serum cortisol (SeC) and urinary cortisol. This was a diagnostic study. Twenty-seven patients with untreated ...
Siljee Jacqueline E - - 2013
The melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) is an essential regulator of energy homeostasis and metabolism, and MC4R mutations represent the most prevalent monogenetic cause of obesity in humans known to date. Hypothalamic MC4Rs in rodents are well characterized in neuroanatomical and functional terms, but their expression pattern in the human hypothalamus ...
Wolters Barbara - - 2013
The impact of thyroid hormones on weight loss in lifestyle interventions and on weight regain afterwards is unknown. Therefore, we studied the relationships between TSH, free triiodothyronine (fT₃), free thyroxine (fT₄), and weight status, as well as their changes during and after a lifestyle intervention in obese children. We evaluated ...
Palmieri S - - 2013
The use of late-night salivary cortisol (LNSalC) for diagnosing subclinical hypercortisolism (SH) is debated. No data are available regarding the role of LNSalC as measured by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) in SH diagnosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of LNSalC measured by LC-MS/MS ...
Falhammar Henrik - - 2013
The aim of this study was to determine bone mineral density (BMD), markers of bone metabolism, fractures, and steroids reflecting hormonal control in adult males with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). SUBJECTS, METHODS, AND DESIGN: We compared CAH males with 21-hydroxylase deficiency (n=30), 19-67 years old, with age- and sex-matched controls ...
Lee Ju-Han - - 2013
No consensus exists on the association between papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). To resolve this controversy, this study aimed to evaluate the relationship between the two conditions using a meta-analysis. We searched relevant published studies using citation databases including PubMed, Embase, and ISI Web of Science. The ...
Bañares Rafael - - 2013
Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a frequent cause of death in cirrhosis. Albumin dialysis with the molecular adsorbent recirculating system (MARS) decreases retained substances and improves hemodynamics and hepatic encephalopathy (HE). However, its survival impact is unknown. In all, 189 patients with ACLF were randomized either to MARS (n=95) or ...
Chen Yuan Y Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Center for Pharmacogenomics and Molecular Therapy, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, 41 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881, - - 2013
As a canalicular bile acid effluxer, the bile salt export pump (BSEP) plays a vital role in maintaining bile acid homeostasis. BSEP deficiency leads to severe cholestasis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in young children. Regardless of the etiology, chronic inflammation is the common pathological process for HCC development. Clinical studies ...
Westhaus Sandra S Institute for Molecular Biology, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, - - 2013
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) has been reported as an inhibitor of hepatitis C virus (HCV) cell entry, making it the only known component of human lipid metabolism with an antiviral effect on HCV. However, several questions remain open, including its effect on full-length cell-culture-grown HCV (HCVcc) of different genotypes or ...
Huang Jiegang J School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, - - 2013
The prevalence and correlates of sexual risk behaviors among drug users in western China and the implications for HIV transmission in this population are described. A cross-sectional survey of male drug users was conducted in methadone maintenance therapy clinics and detoxification centers in three western provinces of China between September ...
Sun Hai-Xiang HX Liver Cancer Institute, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Cancer Invasion of Ministry of Education, Shanghai, - - 2013
Hypoxia inducible factors (HIFs) are activated in many tumors and show either promoter or suppressor activity, depending on tumor cell biology and background. However, the role of HIF member HIF-2α remains unclear in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Here, HIF-2α expression was measured in HCC and paired peritumoral tissues by quantitative real-time ...
Mak Michael M Biomedical Engineering Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United - - 2013
Mechanical boundaries that define and regulate biological processes, such as cell-cell junctions and dense extracellular matrix networks, exist throughout the physiological landscape. During metastasis, cancer cells are able to invade across these barriers and spread to distant tissues. While transgressing boundaries is a necessary step for distal colonies to form, ...
Bitetto Davide D Department of Medical Sciences Experimental and Clinical, Medical Liver Transplantation Unit, Internal Medicine, University of Udine, - - 2013
Recent data suggest that vitamin A modulates the expression of type I interferon receptor enhancing the antireplication effect of interferon-α on hepatitis C virus (HCV). This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency among patients with chronic HCV infection and to assess whether vitamin A deficiency could ...
Hauswaldt Susanne - - 2013
In 2011, a large outbreak caused by a Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) occurred in Northern Germany, with a satellite outbreak in Western France, including the highest number of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) cases ever encountered during a STEC outbreak. The outbreak strain was characterized as an enteroaggregative E. ...
Adams Leon A - - 2013
Genetic factors account for a significant proportion of the phenotypic variance of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); however, very few predisposing genes have been identified. We aimed to (1) identify novel genetic associations with NAFLD by performing a genome-wide association study (GWAS), and (2) examine the biological expression of the ...
Junger Marianne - - 2013
This study investigates prospectively the development of single and repeated unintentional injuries from birth to 42 months in a random population sample of new-born children in Quebec (Canada) (N = 1,770). The outcome measures are single unintentional injuries (SUI) and repeated unintentional injuries (RUI). Results showed that the risk factors for SUI differed ...
Chicklore Sugama - - 2013
Impingement syndrome and soft-tissue pathology have been recognized as significant causes of chronic ankle pain. Conventional bone scintigraphy was traditionally used for osseous pathology, but with the advent of single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) the role of bone scintigraphy in these patients is being reconsidered. The aim of ...
Cardet Juan-Carlos JC Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, - - 2013
There is a spectrum of disorders that clinically manifest as a result of mast cell activation. A non-clonal form has emerged in the literature where many of the clinical features of systemic mastocytosis are shared despite having a distinct mast cell biology. In this review, we summarize key features of ...
Zhou Yanli Y Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, - - 2013
Left ventricular (LV) function and dyssynchrony parameters measured from serial gated single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using blinded processing had a poorer repeatability than when manual side-by-side processing was used. The objective of this study was to validate whether an automatic alignment tool can reduce the ...
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