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Hammad Karen S - - 2012
The aim of this review was to explore the current literature about working as a nurse in the emergency department (ED) during a disaster. Nurses play an important role in caring for patients that present to the ED following a disaster. While there is a great deal of literature written ...
Niu Xue-Song - - 2012
Mr. WANG Le-ting attaches great importance to accurate differentiation of syndromes, strict selection of acupoints, technique and direction of needle insertion, clear reinforcing and reducing methods after the appearance of needling sensations, proper opportunities of manipulations as well as needle withdrawal techniques, and reasonable application of acupuncture and moxibustion respectively. ...
Du Qiang - - 2012
To assess the necessity of detecting the gene of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator factor (CFTR) in Chinese men with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD). We detected the mutation of all the 27 exons of the CFTR gene in 9 patients with CBAVD by DNA sequencing, and ...
Hu You-Ping - - 2012
To observe the effect on intervention of sub-health with pestle needle (Chuzhen). Randomized controlled trail was adopted for this research. One hundred and fifty-three cases were randomly divided into two groups of a Chuzhen group (79 cases) and a massage group (74 cases). Acupoint of Bazhen (Baihui Bazhen, Shendao Bazhen, ...
Larkin Howard - - 2012
The chief experience officer is an emerging leadership position in hospitals that is intended to ensure patient needs are consistently met. This concludes our year-long "Focus on the C-Suite" series.
Liu Rui-Zhi - - 2012
The Y chromosome contains genes closely related to male gonadal development and spermatogenesis. The azoospermia factor (AZF) is a gene on the long arm of the Y chromosome that regulates spermatogenesis, and its deletion can induce spermatogenic arrest and consequently male infertility. Most researchers subdivide AZF into AZFa, AZFb and ...
Hong Zong-Guo - - 2012
To study the burning characteristics of moxa stick. A self-designed moxa stick burning temperature measuring device, which was assembled with ALTEC intelligence digital setter and SJ-600 thermocouple, was used to conduct next four experiences: 1) embedding a thermocouple inside a moxa stick to measure peak burning temperature; 2) pulling a ...
Jarousse Lee Ann - - 2012
As hospitals strive to be more efficient, the first step is a thorough review of operations. Here are some basic steps.
Zhu Hai-Bo - - 2012
To investigate Y chromosome microdeletions in severe oligospermia men with varicocele. We randomly selected 100 cases of severe oligospermia with left varicocele (sperm concentration <5 x 10(6)/ml, group 1), 100 cases of mild oligospermia with left varicocele (sperm concentration 10 -20 x 10(6)/ml, group 2), 100 cases of idiopathic infertility ...
Cheung K - - 2012
Management guidelines for patients on antithrombotic agents presenting for surgery have long been disseminated. Clinical practice, however, does not always follow published guidelines in a timely manner, despite their dissemination. This project is an audit of the management of patients on anticoagulants or antiplatelet agents presenting for elective surgery in ...
Suzuki Koichi - - 2012
Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) is the typical organ-specific autoimmune disorder. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms by which immune reactions against specific thyroid proteins are induced are still largely unknown. Accumulated evidence from animal models has generated new insights into the pathogenesis of AITD. Recent studies have indicated that innate immune ...
Wu Qiu-Yue - - 2012
Globozoospermia is a severe teratozoospermia, and the cases with 100% round-headed sperm are rare clinically. Globozoospermia is generally characterized by absence or abnormality of acrosome, accompanied by round-headed sperm with deranged midpieces and tails. The acrosome normally contains the enzymes that enable sperm to fertilize oocytes, while defective sperm cannot ...
Lou Bi-Dan - - 2012
To observe the impacts on repeated common cold for the adults with different constitutions treated by acupoint application in the dog days (the three periods of the hottest days) and the three nine-day periods after the winter solstice (the three periods of the coldest days). One hundred and fifty-two cases ...
Morio Tomohiro - - 2012
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is one of the most common primary immunodeficiency (PID) that is categorized into primary antibody deficiency. Diagnosis is made by excluding all the other conditions and PID that lead to hypo-gamma-globulinemia. About 30-50% of the CVID patients show autoimmunity as well as malignancy in their course. ...
Roy Arindam - - 2012
Kubelka–Munk (K-M) theory is a phenomenological light transport theory that provides analytical expressions for reflectance and transmittance of diffusive substrates such as tissues. Many authors have derived relations between coefficients of K-M theory and that of the more fundamental radiative transfer equations. These relations are valid only in diffusive light ...
Sun Guo-Feng - - 2012
To determine the influence of maximal androgen blockade (MAB) on bone mineral density (BMD) in men with prostate cancer. We enrolled 40 men with prostate cancer treated by MAB for 7 to 12 months. We obtained the laboratory results of PSA, testosterone, serum calcium and phosphorus, 24-h urine calcium and ...
Luo Cheng-Lin - - 2012
To explore the effective therapeutic method in the treatment of idiopathic sudden hearing loss (ISHL). One hundred and eighty-eight cases of ISHL were randomized into a warming-promoting needling group (74 cases), a conventional acupuncture group (56 cases) and a medication group (58 cases). In the conventional acupuncture group, the conventional ...
Kaplan Susan - - 2012
As policymakers seek to rein in the nation's escalating health care costs, one area deserving attention is the health system's costly environmental footprint. This study examines data from selected hospitals that have implemented programs to reduce energy use and waste and achieve operating room supply efficiencies. After standardizing metrics across ...
Noh Jaeduk Yoshimura - - 2012
Silent thyroiditis and subacute thyroiditis are important causes of transient thyrotoxicosis from rapidly progressive tissue injury, followed by the release of thyroid hormone into the circulation. The most striking differences between them are severe pain and extreme tenderness in the thyroid region. Although the etiology of these diseases is not ...
Considine Julie - - 2012
There are many Emergency Department (ED) demand management systems that include advanced practice emergency nursing roles. The aim of this study is to examine and compare three advanced emergency nursing practice roles: ED Fast Track, Clinical Initiatives Nurse (CIN) and Rapid Intervention and Treatment Zone (RITZ). A descriptive exploratory approach ...
Toda Kazuhisa - - 2012
Due to the widespread use of neck ultrasonography, physicians often encounter thyroid nodules in daily clinical settings. Most of them are benign such as adenomatous goiter or follicular adenoma; however, some malignant tumors can be contaminated. Thyroid malignancies are classified into several histological varieties including papillary, follicular, anaplastic, medullary thyroid ...
Williams Ged - - 2012
The Clinical Team Coordinator (CTC) is a senior experienced nurse from the Emergency Department (ED) that provides an after-hours clinical supervision and liaison service for the entire hospital. The role guides and supports nursing and junior medical staff regarding clinical and hospital procedures, protocols and individual patient problems and assists ...
Nakamura Hirotoshi - - 2012
The Japan Thyroid Association published the guidelines for the treatment of Graves disease with antithyroid drugs(ATD) in 2006 and has updated it in 2011. The revised guidelines includes radioisotope therapy also. This article describes several topics about how to treat a patient with Graves' disease according to the guidelines 2011, ...
Itoh Mitsuyasu - - 2012
Hashimoto's thyroiditis emerges in patients who have genetic preponderance such as SNPs of CTLA-4 and risk factors such as excess intake of iodine, pregnancy or postpartum period, and smoking. Such risk factors also affect the entire clinical course. One of the major outcomes in Hashimoto's thyroiditis appears to be increased ...
Street Maryann - - 2012
There is limited research on the effect of emergency access targets on health outcomes for older patients from Residential Aged Care Facilities. The aims were to: (1) identify length of stay for Residential Aged Care patients relative to access targets; and (2) examine hospital admission rates, readmission rates, inpatient costs ...
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China is establishing a new national system for organ donation and transplantation, based on Chinese cultural and societal norms, that aims to be ethical and sustainable. Haibo Wang talks to Fiona Fleck.
Gu Zhong-Ping - - 2012
To verify the clinical efficacy on intractable hiccup treated by acupuncture at the lower He-sea points mainly. Fifty-two cases were randomized into an acupuncture-moxibustion group and a western medication group, 26 cases in each one. In the acupuncture-moxibustion group, acupuncture was applied to Zusanli (ST 36), Shangjuxu (ST 37) and ...
Crosignani Viera V University of California at Irvine, Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Irvine, California 92697, - - 2012
We describe a novel technical approach with enhanced fluorescence detection capabilities in twophoton microscopy that achieves deep tissue imaging, while maintaining micron resolution. Compared to conventional two-photon microscopy, greater imaging depth is achieved by more efficient harvesting of fluorescence photons propagating in multiple-scattering media. The system maintains the conventional two-photon ...
Yang Dian-Hui - - 2012
To assess objectively the efficacy of migraine without aura treated by comprehensive auricular acupuncture. Ninty patients of migraine without aura from three centers were selected as the observation subjects. Thirty cases from each center were treated with the comprehensive auricular acupuncture. This therapy included the retroauricular venous bleeding on the ...
Nishimura Rimei - - 2012
The primary treatment goal for patients with diabetes is to prevent the onset and progression of diabetic complications. To prevent cardiovascular events, patients must maintain optimal long-term glycemic control and avoid hypoglycemia. DPP-4 inhibition enhances endogenous incretin action, and promotes glucose dependent insulin secretion and optimal glucagon secretion. Thus, DPP-4 ...
Piffaretti Filippo - - 2012
Tissular oxygen concentration plays a key role during photodynamic therapy (PDT). Therefore, monitoring its local oxygen partial pressure (pO2) may help predict and/or control the outcome of a PDT treatment. The first real-time, in vivo measurements of the pO2 in the chicken egg’s chorioallantoic membrane, using the delayed fluorescence of ...
Amino Nobuyuki - - 2012
Postpartum thyroid dysfunction is found in 5-10% of women within one year after delivery. Dysfunction is developed from subclinical autoimmune thyroiditis through immune rebound mechanism and divided into 5 types. Most frequent one is destructive thyrotoxicosis, named as postpartum thyroiditis, which occur in early postpartum period and usually followed by ...
Schlothauer Jan C - - 2012
Singlet oxygen plays a crucial role in photo-dermatology and photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer. Its direct observation by measuring the phosphorescence at 1270 nm, however, is still challenging due to the very low emission probability. It is especially challenging for the time-resolved detection of singlet oxygen kinetics in vivo which ...
Fang Jian-Qiao - - 2012
To observe influence of electroacupuncture (EA) on phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) in spinal cord dorsal horn (SCDH) in rats with acute inflammatory pain induced by complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA), further elucidate the immediate analgesic mechanism of EA via cellular signal transduction. Fifty-three healthy male SD rats were ...
Wang Zhan-Kui - - 2012
To explore the intervention timing of acupuncture in treatment of cerebral infarction and the relationship of cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury with inflammatory cytokine receptor. One hundred and ten male healthy Wistar rats were randomly divided into a normal group (n=10), a sham operation group (n=10), a model group (n=10), an ...
Murata Yoshiharu - - 2012
Resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH) is a syndrome in which the responsiveness of end organs to thyroid hormone (TH) is reduced. Given that the TH-responsive end-organs include pituitary thyrotrophs, almost all patients with RTH manifest unsuppressed thyrotropin (TSH) despite elevated free-T4 and free-T3 levels. This abnormal finding in the thyroid ...
Zhou Li - - 2012
The pathogenesis and treatments based on meridian differentiation of senile dementia are discussed through analyses and researches on the theory of "cerebral collaterals injury by toxins" and "collateral diseases". The symptoms of "Cerebral collaterals injury by toxins" are preliminary characterized by toxins and blood stasis occluding brain collaterals. "Cerebral collateral ...
Huang Bao-Xing - - 2012
To explore the efficacy of compound ciprofloxacin suppository (CCS) combined with Ningbitai (NBT) and Yunnan Baiyao (YB) capsules in the treatment of histological prostatitis with elevated levels of PSA. This study included 150 cases of type IIIA histological prostatitis, with PSA levels ranging from 4 to 50 microg/L. After 1 ...
Sun Ya-Nan - - 2012
Professor Li Zhi-dao has special method to treat knee osteoarthritis. He pays great attention to Feijing Zouqi method; beside the traditional acupoints, he creates two groups of acupoints: nine acupoints of the anterior or the posterior of the thigh, and what's more, he emphasises on improving the function of tendon; ...
Zhang Jin - - 2012
To investigate the effects of propentofylline on the expressions of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and TNF-alpha and its action mechanism in the rat model of chronic prostatitis pain (CPP). We equally randomized 30 male SD rats to groups A (sham operation), B (CPP model) and C (propentofylline intervention). After ...
Reiss Michael - - 2012
The aetiology of acute tinnitus is mostly idiopathic like sudden sensorineural hearing loss or caused by noise and rarely infectious or vascular. Therefore there is currently no causal and effective drug therapy available. Although there is a low level of evidence, treatment with glucocorticoids and initially plasma expanding infusions (HES) ...
Miyakawa Megumi - - 2012
Recently, thyroid nodules are found frequently when other imaging test was performed, and selection of diagnostic methods and its handling have become a problem clinically. Although it is possible to differentiate the malignant tumor from benign one using B-mode ultrasound, it can be obtained more detailed information in combination of ...
Nakamura Hirotoshi - - 2012
Thyroid nodules are very common. Several articles suggest that thyroid nodules are detected by ultrasonography (US) in one of six males and one of 3.5 females in Japan. Thyroid cancer exists among these nodules and distinction between benign and malignant nodules is not always easy. Japan Thyroid Association (JTA) is ...
Bian Jun - - 2012
To investigate the effect of Compound Xuanju Capsule (CXC) combined with bromocriptine on hyperprolactinemia-induced erectile dysfunction (ED). We randomly assigned 46 patients with hyperprolactinemia-induced ED to receive bromocriptine (trial group, n = 23) and bromocriptine plus CXC (control group, n = 23), respectively, both for 12 weeks. Then we compared ...
Misaki Takashi - - 2012
All patients with Graves' disease are potential candidates for radioiodine therapy with I-131 except during pregnancy and breast feeding. In addition, for those who wish to have babies, at least 6 months of contraception should be observed after administration of I-131 in a therapeutic dose. On top of its famous ...
Dinh Michael - - 2012
This paper is a report of a study of quality of care delivered by an emergency department fast track unit where both doctors and an emergency nurse practitioner treated patients. Fast track units were established in Australian emergency departments to meet the needs of low complexity emergency department patients. Few ...
Feng Juan-Yi - - 2012
To investigate the efficacy of 153Sm-EDTMP in the treatment of bone metastasis of prostate cancer (PCa) by comparison with zoledronic acid. We assigned 55 PCa patients with bone metastasis to receive 153Sm-EDTMP (n = 31) and zoledronic acid (n = 24), the former injected intravenously at the dose of 37.0 ...
Momotani Naoko - - 2012
In the treatment of pregnant patients with Graves' disease, propylthiouracil is preferred over methimazole in early pregnancy because of a possible teratogenicity of methimazole. Methimazole is preferable to propylthiouracil in other time of pregnancy on the basis of severe liver dysfunction occasionally caused by propylthiouracil. Fetal hypothyroidism can be avoided ...
Jing Joseph - - 2012
Obstruction in the upper airway can often cause reductions in breathing or gas exchange efficiency and lead to rest disorders such as sleep apnea. Imaging diagnosis of the obstruction region has been accomplished using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However CT requires the use of ionizing radiation, ...
Robertson Ruth - - 2012
The share of U.S. workers in small firms who were offered, eligible for, and covered by health insurance through their jobs has declined over the past decade. Less than half of workers in companies with fewer than 50 employees were both offered and eligible for health insurance through their jobs ...
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