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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kumagai Atsushi - - 2012
Looking back at the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, besides further studying the appropriateness of the initial response and post-countermeasures against the severe Fukushima nuclear accident, the importance of the epidemiological study in human health risk management and the comprehensive radiation protection standard need to be emphasized; ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Zhu An-Ning - - 2012
Through consultation of the historical literatures on Mr. CHEN Ying-long, investigating his teaching experiences in Xiamen Hospital of TCM and Xiamen University, the characteristics of his educational idea on acupuncture-moxibustion, are found as follows: great significance is found in the dissemination of Chengjiang acupuncture school in Minnan area of China ...
Shimura Hiroki - - 2012
Thyroid dysfunction induces clinical problems even in the stage of subclinical. Patients with clinical signs suggesting thyroid dysfunction, as well as pregnant women, should be examine their thyroid function despite the high prevalence, 7-10% of adults. Thyroid nodules, most of which should not be treated blindly, are frequently found in ...
Zhu Jie - - 2012
To explore the feasibility of ultra-rapid freezing of human spermatozoa in the cryogenic vial with different concentrations of sucrose solution. We divided 40 normal semen samples prepared with the routine swim-up technique into 6 aliquots, 1 as the control and the other 5 cryopreserved with sucrose solution at the concentrations ...
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 ...
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 ...
Yang Xiao-Chen - - 2012
Professor Tian Cong-huo's clinical experience for the treatment of arthralgia is summarized on the basis of principles, methods, prescription, acupoints and technic. After 60 years of clinical practice, professor Tian is specialized in treating arthralgia with the method of "dispel stasis and promote regeneration, supplement and boost the spleen and ...
Liu Ding-Yi - - 2012
To search for an effective method of reducing intraoperative blood loss in radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). We performed RRP for 100 patients with prostate cancer, 50 (group A) with the Walsh or Poor method for handling the dorsal venous complex (DVC), and the other 50 (group B) through the following ...
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 ...
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 ...
Arata Naoko - - 2012
To elucidate whether incidence of malformation related to 'methimazole (MMI) embryopathy' is increasing associated with exposure to MMI in the first 12 gestational weeks, Graves' women(MMI group/propylthiouracil (PTU) group/non-antithyroidal drug (ATD) group) who noticed pregnancy were registered from several thyroid clinics to Japan Drug Information Institute in Pregnancy since 2008, ...
Monteiro Andréa M - - 2012
The Z-Scan (ZS) technique in the thermal regime has been used to measure the nonlinear optical response of low-density lipoprotein (LDL). The ZS technique is carried out in LDL from 40 patients with chronic periodontitis before and after three, six, and 12 months of periodontal treatment. Clinical parameters such as ...
Miya Akihiro - - 2012
Guideline for the Treatment of Graves' Disease in Japan 2011 is made by The Japan Thyroid Associatin and the indication for surgical treatment is shown. Surgical therapy is an established and effective therapy for Graves' disease. However, application of this therapy has become less and there has been a decrease ...
O'Connell Jane - - 2012
Nurse practitioner education and practice has been guided by generic competency standards in Australia since 2006. Development of specialist competencies has been less structured and there are no formal standards to guide education and continuing professional development for specialty fields. There is limited international research and no Australian research into ...
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 ...
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 ...
Wen Qian - - 2012
To assess the clinical efficacy on adhesive ileus treated by electroacupuncture (EA) at Zhigou (TE 6) and Zusanli (ST 36), and to explore the different effects of acupoint and non-acupoint. Forty cases were randomized into an acupoint group and a non-acupoint group, 20 cases in each one. At the same ...
Murakami Masami - - 2012
Thyroxine (T4), a major secretory product of thyroid gland, needs to be converted to 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3) by iodothyronine deiodinases to exert its biological effect. Nonthyroidal illness, also known as low T3 syndrome, is associated with low serum T3 concentrations, which are inversely correlated to the severity of the illness. The ...
Campagne P - - 2012
In spite of the usefulness of codominant markers in population genetics, the existence of null alleles raises challenging estimation issues in natural populations that are characterized by positive inbreeding coefficients (F > 0). Disregarding the possibility of F > 0 in a population will generally lead to overestimates of null ...
Chen Zhong-Jie - - 2012
To observe the impacts of different time of moxibustion on its regulating lipid effects and safety of hyperlipidemia. Seventy-six cases of hyperlipidemia patients were randomly divided into three groups: including moxibustion 10 min group (group A, 25 cases), moxibustion 20 min group (group B, 25 cases) and moxibustion 30 min ...
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 ...
Zhang Jian-Bin - - 2012
Through analysis of the basic mechanism and principle of moxibustion, it is found that the most basic characteristic of moxibustion on acupoints of human body rests with its warm stimulation. The multi-effect of the warm stimulation of moxibustion can be generalized into the following 2 aspects: 1) warming-dredging: to dredge ...
Piffaretti Filippo - - 2012
The hydrodynamic rebalancing laser (HRL) procedure is an ophthalmic therapy based on the administration of subthreshold infrared (810 nm) laser light to selected areas on the retina to treat various retina diseases. Heterogeneities of tissue response are observed, including undesired retinal damages. Variations of tissue absorbance were hypothesized to cause ...
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 ...
Hishinuma Akira - - 2012
This review focuses on recent advances of genetic analysis of thyroid diseases. Genome-wide association study revealed that nine single nucleotide polymorphisms of six different genes are associated with Graves' disease, further requiring functional studies to endorse their significance. Thyroid dysgenesis and dyshormonogenesis are caused by many genes. Among thyroid transcription ...
Fu Xiao-Chun - - 2012
Spermatogenesis is a complex regulatory process depending on a variety of hormones (such as FSH, LH, T, and 17beta estradiol), cytokines, and genes. Research on gene regulation in spermatogenesis has become a hot spot and revealed some spermato-genesis-related genes, such as AYZ, DAZ, YRRM, NOSTRIN, and so on. Reports are ...
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 ...
Zimmerman Christina - - 2012
Key findings. (1) Zero copayment for generic drugs is the greatest influencer of generic statin utilization. (2) Both higher copayments for generic drugs and lower copayments for competing brands are associated with a decreased probability of using generic statins. (3) Prior authorization and step therapy requirements for brand-name statins are ...
Nakajima Yasuyo - - 2012
Subclinical thyroid disease is defined as a disorder involving an abnormal serum thyroid-stimulating hormone level (TSH), but free thyroxine (FT4) and triiodothyronine (FT3) levels within the reference range. The prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism is about 4 to 8.5 percent of the population, and may rise to about 20 percent in ...
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